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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... June 23, 2011
This weeks Reporter-Don Smith

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Guests:    Rick Campbell introduced Carl Johnson as his guest today.

Fines:   Jim Perkins was fined for backing out of his presidential duties to soon. Carl Duncan for a poor showing as a defense lawyer. Randy Smith for being in the weekly paper and the Rev. for trying to fine someone for hanging the banner slightly off quilter. A fine to table 7 for a guest and to Rees for poor training of Perkins which carried on to Kelley.

Announcements:  Ken Kelley took over the reigns as President a couple weeks early and tried his best to tame the group down but as everyone knows, that’s about impossible.

New slate of offices for 2011 / 2012     Second publishing.
Chairman Jim Perkins;     President Ken Kelley;     Secretary Scott Manley;     Treasurer Jim Rees;
Sgt@Arms Tom Fry;     VP Sponsorship Bob Schlageter;     VP Programs Peter Pauwels;
VP Membership/Growth Geoff Strohn;     Incentives Dave Miley;     Social Bob Buckland;
Ways & Means Jack Thompson;     Sponsorship/Finance Dick Enslow and last but not least…… 
Publicity & Attendance Don Smith.

It was mentioned that the Installation Banquet was a big success and a good time had by all. Soon the new slate of officers will take the helm and major changes are expected. Stay tuned.

Gus report is he isn’t improving much with his speech and is in a wheel chair. Hang in there Gus.

Will Martinez has King Soopers coupons. The club receives 5% but only 4 people regularly use the service. The card is like a debit card so it’s easy to use.

S.W. Sertoma is holding their 15th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Monday, July 11 at Pinehurst CC., proceeds benefit center for Hearing, Speech and Language and other SW Sertoma Charities. For registration information contact Paul Motzkus at



The Cat Dr., Dr. Bruce Elsey, was greeted with a room full of “MEOWS”. He open with this: He was born on Sept 11, 1951 in Garden City, KS. Went to H.S. there and it is still standing. The river that runs through it is the Arkansas (pronounced Ar Kansas. With a draft number of 23, Bruce just missed being called into the service in the early 70’s because Viet Nam was winding down and Saigon fell.


Bruce married Kathleen in 1976 and graduated from Vet school in 1977. They have twin sons born in 1982 and graduated from KS St. Bruce now owns the cat clinic but is semi-retired and sells cat litter.
He mentioned Garden City had the largest outdoor concrete swimming pool that was free until they added things like a slide and now charge to use the facility.

The cat liter business is doing good with a new facility in the works to handle railroad loading/unloading (from the BNSF of course).

Significant dates in the life of DR BUCE ELSEY, DVM are as follows:
1951 age 0 born in Garden City Ks
1961 age 10 sorted pop bottles for his father's store
1965-67 age 14 repaired roofs and performed other construction jobs due to a tornado
1969 age 18 entered the livestock industry by raising hogs
1976 age 25 married Kathleen
1977 age 26 graduated veterinary school (Kansas State Univ)
1978 age 27 started All Cat Clinic in Englewood
1979 age 28 brought into the club by Steve Bolyard
1982 age 31 twin boys were born
1989 age 38 started selling his special brand of cat litter (my cat loves to poop in it)
2008 age 57 gave a couple famous sayings from President Eisenhower (he was from Kansas). Let’s keep Kathleen in our prayers, she has a kind of blood cancer but things are look up.       Listen to BruceElsey.mp3

Program:   Bob Buckland introduced Ed Zimmerman as our program today. Ed is a champion Badminton player and collector of many different things. He is also a magician and today, he talked about the beginnings of Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin (1805-1871).


Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin Aspiring teenaged magician Ehrich Weiss did not conjure the name "Harry Houdini" out of thin air. Following the hallowed tradition of his craft, the name pays homage to Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, the French performer widely considered the father of modern magic. Adding the "i" followed tradition as well, as this was a common way that magicians invoked the name of the famous 18th century Italian conjurer Pinetti. "Harry," on the other hand, was merely a pleasantly American twist on "Ehrie," his boyhood nickname. But Houdini’s relationship with his famous predecessor was not as simple as their shared name suggests.

Jean Eugene Robert was bitten by the magic bug just as he was entering his family’s clockmaking business in the French town of Blois. The young man enjoyed entertaining his friends with sleight-of-hand tricks, but at first gave no thought to performing professionally. At twenty-four, he married the daughter of a prominent Parisian clockmaker, soon adding their family name to his own and opening his own clockmaking studio in Paris with the backing of his father-in-law. Living in the French capital allowed Robert-Houdin to more fully indulge his interest in magic, and he eagerly caught every performance he could while developing friendships with a number of amateur and professional magicians. Particularly influential were Comte, a favorite of the French Kings and owner of his own theater, and Philippe, whose utilization of electricity would have the greatest impact on Robert-Houdin. During these years the clockmaker made mental notes about what he would do -- and not do -- if he ever took the stage himself.

     Listen to EdZimmerman.mp3

couple of good web sites to visit:

Upcoming programs
July 21: Bob Caron, member of Enola Gay flight crew
July 28: Wild Animals Sanctuary
Index of past programs programs.pdf

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     Upcoming SOD list

Jun 30 - Regular Meeting – SOD Tom Fry
Jul 7 - Regular Meeting – SOD Joe Geers
Jul 14 - Regular Meeting – SOD & BOD Phil Grimm
Jul 21 - Regular Meeting – SOD George Hannes
Jul 28 - Regular Meeting – SOD Doug Harder

(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

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